Press Release

Media & Merch Summer 2021 Press Release

(June , 2021, Malibu, CA) – Consumer Product Events, matchmaker for products and press, will host the press-only Summer edition of Media & Merch: A (Virtual) Press Junket on June 23-24, 2021. Since 2009, CPE has introduced their little black book of reporter contacts to PR agencies, in-house marketers and brands directly as a service to help press who are looking for new and interesting products for reviews, roundups and gift guides.

The Summer edition products include:

AMARUMAYU: Made with superfruits that are wild-harvested by indigenous communities in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, these

immunity-boosting Superfruit Juices are created with a mission of protecting the Amazon and preventing deforestation. The brand is named after the Amazon River’s ancient name, AMARUMAYU — “AMARU” means snake and “MAYU” means river.

Lisa Lazarczyk |

Ethel’s: A family-run company on a mission to bring everyone old-fashioned, purely delicious dessert bars, baked with simple ingredients. Handmade with love in the spirit of its namesake, Grandma Ethel, all of Ethel’s dessert bars are certified gluten free and made in a dedicated gluten-free facility.

Lisa Lazarczyk |

Koita: These premium, clean-tasting, shelf-stable milks are grown, produced and packed in Italy. They are made with ingredients grown in the Italian Alps, which boasts one of the purest, nutrient-rich soils in the world. The line includes seven flavors: Organic Almond, Organic Coconut, Organic Almond + Coconut, Oat, Soy, Soy for Coffee and Rice.

Lisa Lazarczyk |

Great Scrape: Personalized, all-natural BBQ cleaning tool and wood grill scraper that is an alternative to old metal brushes. It custom grooves to uniquely fit any barbecue grill without having to worry about metal bristles or harming grill grates. With different designs for all types of grills, Great Scrape has a tool for any grilling enthusiast.

Marina Kallias |

Handstand Kitchen:  On a mission to inspire joy by creating in the kitchen together, Handstand Kitchen evolved from a single cookbook into a bakeware and innovative family crafting kit company. The woman-owned business, igniting young chef talents since 2007, will show their Ultimate Hot Cocoa Bomb Set that makes handcrafted hot cocoa bombs with reusable, lasting molds and all the tools necessary.

Yvette Garfield |

Holstein Housewares: Holstein Housewares helps you simplify life in the kitchen with functional, high quality and accessible small kitchen appliances and treat makers. Holstein will introduce innovative products to save you time and money such as its Cupcake Maker Kit – bake and decorate delicious cupcakes at home without preheating the oven, nor cleaning up a messy kitchen or pans. With Holstein the best memories start in the kitchen!Vanessa Valera Nolte |

Iron Flask: Elegant, cost-effective, and eco-friendly steel water bottles to reduce plastic waste and deliver maximum hydration. The 18/8 stainless steel makes the bottles extremely durable while allowing beverages to stay cold for up to 24 hours and hot up to 12. With a lifetime warranty, all Iron Flask benefits last a lifetime.

Bilal Hosni |

Kind of Wild: A globally crafted, organic and vegan-certified wine brand delivers wines from small growers and family-owned properties to the doorstep. 1% of all revenue benefits partner foundations and environmental organizations that support organic and regenerative farming.

Todd Nelson |

Kingston Technology Company, Inc.: The leading global manufacturer of memory and storage solutions in the tech space will introduce “Workflow Station and Readers” which enhance workflow for any content creator shooting video, photos and audio by quickly speeding up the ingest / offloading process from capture device to computer.

David Leong |

Kikkerland Design Collection: Since 1992 Kikkerland makes the most delightful, thought-provoking and adorably iconic gifts, outdoor toys, and gadgets for everyone and their dogs! Turtle-shaped tofu presses improve tofu’s texture, the Huckleberry Collection gets kids off their devices and onto the playground with tools for young explorers looking for adventure, and proceeds from their office-dog Kobe’s line of dog products supports the International Street Dog Foundation.

Laura Kellner |

Mettalusso: This recently launched highly differentiated company is the world’s first glam vegan beauty brand with products for both people and pets.  Created by the product guru who managed the Kardashians’ first skincare brand, developed the Kat Von D Sephora line and marketed Denise Richard’s hair care collection. Mettalusso, meaning “love” and “luxury” is a vegan makeup, skincare and pet grooming brand differentiated with ultra-glam packaging harmonized across all product segments. Home of MISTEEE, the revolutionary multi-functional cleanser. This vegan oil free makeup remover is spray activated, contains a skincare complex and delivers a gentle micro foam that flawlessly cleans makeup and debris from eyes, face and brushes.

Christine C. Oddo |

Mezcla: Mezcla is a plant-based snack brand that creates feel-good, delicious moments. Launched in August of 2020, Mezcla sources ingredients from regional farmers around the world to bring exciting flavors to life in plant-based bars that challenge the monotony of the bland, boring protein bar consumers are used to. The Mezcla bar base is made from crisp pea puffs that help deliver a delicious and crunchy texture, plus, the bars boast 10 grams of complete protein and are always soy, dairy, and gluten-free. To top it all off, a portion of sales from each flavor is donated to the community where the brands’ most beloved ingredients are harvested.

Peyton Spolansky |

Nature’s Stash: Inspired to offer hemp products that make choosing plants over pills easy, Nature’s Stash has developed a carcinogen-free extraction method with the help of Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William Cole. Grown in the most wholesome fields of Indiana, the Nature’s Stash line is one of the most pure and potent hemp extracts Mother Nature and science can produce featuring hand selected genetics. Each product from is pharmaceutical-grade, potency-guaranteed, certified lab-tested, USDA-organic and GMO-free, setting a new standard for the industry.

Stan Klos |

Ripped Apart: Living Misdiagnosed: The critically acclaimed author, David Black, tells the story of the one of the largest individual medical malpractice awards in America. It describes in detail what it is like to suffer due to doctors’ mistakes and refusal to admit they were not perfect. This is a true story of a wife who would not let her husband die until he told her he was ready. A wife who refused to give up, someone who fought the healthcare system including struggling – successfully – with the White House.

Amy Prenner |

Sharing Solace: Pass-along-able Token + Locket sets bring comfort to those grieving. The inner token can be removed, when the time is right, symbolizing the release of deliberating grief. Place your token into a new locket meant to be paid forward to someone who needs love and support as they move along in their own grief journey. Registering inner tokens at allows you to follow them, showing how a token has impacted lives as it moves from person to person.

Crystal Webster |

Style Union Home: Fashion icon and Cofounder of True Religion will debut her new luxury home “In the Raw” Collection. The line features 8 new, gritty and glazeless decor pieces from grapefruit, fig and rose-scented 4-wick candles that melt down to sophisticated catchalls to rebelliously handbuilt and asymmetrical vases with grainy grips. Each modernistic piece is handmade in downtown East LA by local potters in elegantly textured clays.

Macy Harrell |

Three Ships: With their unique Dew Drops Mushroom Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C Serum made from natural hyaluronic acid sourced from Tremella Mushroom, Three Ships products are “beauty without the bullsh*t”. All products are made with 100% natural ingredients, are certified cruelty-free and scientifically proven to work. Other products include a calming Self-Care Kit and healing Lip Treatment Kit.

Jill Lewis |

Threads: Luxury tights designed for freedom of movement, Threads offers wearers the same high-performance stretch and breathability as upscale brands without the sticker shock. Introducing “Threads for Men,” these luxury leggings pair with any day to night looks.

Jill Lewis |

Tiny and Snail: An incredibly inspiring entrepreneurial journey that resulted from a life-altering accident that left one of two sisters paralyzed from the chest down, Tiny and Snail’s handcrafted greeting cards and art reflect the wonder of life and the ability to shine light into dark days. Sister team, Grace and Leah, create joyful illustrations on paper cards that can never be replaced by technology.

Grace Nixon Peterson and Leah Nixon Fitzgerald |

Trücup Low-Acid Coffee: Using a natural process to remove acids that can be harmful to the stomach, but leaving in all the flavor, caffeine and aroma, Trücup coffee has 60% less acid than leading brands. Coffee lovers with sensitive stomachs or those who suffer from GERD, heartburn or acid reflux can now drink coffee with peace of mind.

Joanie Parsons |

Viberance: A vegan + crystal-infused skincare collection, VIBERANCE harnesses the power of cruelty-free ingredients and the anti-inflammatory + anti-bacterial properties found within crystal minerals delivering innovative skincare products that help firm, tone and regenerate skin. The Amethyst Hydration Rich Crème is infused with Amethyst Crystal and powerful plant-based ingredients, helping improve moisture + collagen levels for the perfect dewy glow.

Kirk Gunderson|

Visit Brands, Inc: An international fashion and lifestyle apparel company celebrating great places that bring people together, their culture and community by providing chic city-centric streetwear styles from cities around the globe. The custom eCommerce platform serves as a foundation for a select group of talented designers and passionate creators from all over the world.

Shawn Walker |

Vooks: The world’s first and only streaming platform that brings storybooks to life through animation. Vooks is ad-free and kid-safe, geared toward children aged 2 through 8 and features an expansive library of originals, classics and indies. Vooks combines the love, trust and safety of children’s books with the convenience of online streaming.

Cindy Ronzoni|

Wellness Premium Products:  Wellness Premium Products award-winning hair care therapy collections are intricately infused with organic cold-pressed hemp seed oil and nature’s coveted botanical beauty ingredients. Synergistic collections benefit a diverse range of hair types and enhance hair health from the inside out with proven growth and scalp healing properties. All formulas deliver noticeable results within the first use and are free of parabens, sodium chloride, and gluten.

Jake Hart | 

ZVOX Audio: The leader in dialogue clarification uses its patented hearing aid technology, AccuVoice, to make TV dialogue more clear. The ZVOX AV157 TV Speaker includes the new SuperVoice feature that reduces the level of background sound in TV programs. This is the latest addition to ZVOX’s comprehensive line of “hearing” products designed to help consumers who have difficulty understanding the dialogue on TV programs, movies and sports broadcasts without blasting the volume or needing a hearing aid.

Sara Trujillo  |

About Media & Merch are the virtual press junkets presented by  Consumer Product Events, the brainchild of product launch expert, Alyson Dutch. A PR matchmaker for products and press, CPE was established in 2009 to connect product marketers directly with the press who are looking to report about them. CPE is a sister company of Malibu-based Brown + Dutch Public Relations, Inc.